The Painting Research Group at Belfast School of Art will be holding an exhibition at PS² Spencer House first floor project space from Monday 16th September, with a related painting symposium at The MAC on Friday 27th September. More details to follow.

'A Man Saw a Ball of Gold in The Sky' will be auctioned as part of an exhibition for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Northern Ireland, opening on Belfast Culture Night, Friday 21st September at the Ulster University Gallery on York Street.

Painting in Art Schools

This book can be pre-ordered via amazon now; out in September 2016. amazon.co.uk 'Teaching Painting' addresses the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and continually shifting methods of how the medium is taught. It asks how and why approaches to teaching painting have changed and developed and offers a platform through which practices and experience can be shared. … Continue reading Painting in Art Schools

Discussion: Studio Concepts, Memoirs & Portraits

I will be chairing a discussion at The Irish Museum of Modern Art on the place of the artist's studio: Tuesday 12 April 2016, 6 - 7pm, Lecture Room, IMMA Examining the context and place of the artist’s studio, this discussion draws on Edward McGuire’s studio as a catalyst for reflection on the shifting role, … Continue reading Discussion: Studio Concepts, Memoirs & Portraits

Panel Discussion on Patrick Procktor

I will be discussing my interest in the work of Patrick Procktor on a panel at Arts University Bournemouth, on the 14th January 2016. This co-incides with the opening of a major new show of the artist's work, organsied and curated by Dr. Ian Massey who has written widely on this often overlooked painter. Details here: UAB … Continue reading Panel Discussion on Patrick Procktor